Jury Convicts Parents In Las Vegas Murder Trial

A Las Vegas couple has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of their 4-year-old special needs son.

Authorities leave the scene after executing a search warrant at the Red Rock Canyon Country Club residence of Dr. Conrad Murray, Tuesday, July 28, 2009, in Las Vegas. Murray is currently under investigation for his alleged role in the death of pop icon Michael Jackson. (AP Photo/Daniel Gluskoter)

A Las Vegas couple has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of their 4-year-old special needs son.

The Las Vegas Sun reports a Las Vegas jury also convicted Stanley and Colleen Rimer on Tuesday of multiple counts of child abuse and neglect involving their other children.

The couple is scheduled to be sentenced on May 31.

The Rimers had faced second-degree murder charges, which would have carried a sentence of 10 years to life in prison.

Their son, Jason Rimer, was found dead June 9, 2008, after authorities say he was left in the family's SUV for 17 hours.

The coroner's office ruled the child died of environmental heat stress.

The Rimers have said they thought one of their other children removed the boy from the vehicle.


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